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at 5'4," 180 pounds wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, police say this is the man who pulled the trigger killing delivery driver thomas childs of aston at close range tuesday morning. ambushed beside his delivery truck on a routine route to new york. childs was 63 years old. >> he was cold-bloodedly executed at point-blank range last night. he should not have lost his life. >> reporter: it happened at the old a & p warehouse lot, now used by a number of trucking companies. police say a fellow truck driver witnessed at least part of the attack and dialed 911. only nbc 10 was there as detectives began a thorough search of the fernwood cemetery across the street on baltimore avenue. securing as evidence what appears to be a cell phone. the mayor says police may soon be able to confirm if the killer took off running or had someone waiting in a car for him to get away.
>> we are doing that to the best of our ability. there are clues but again, i'm not at liberty to say exactly all that contains right now. >> reporter: police are leaning on neighboring authorities, including upper darby and southwest detectives to solve the crime. >> it's very upsetting and i guess a sign of the times that you try to do the best you can to tamp down violence and especially gun violence. >> reporter: thomas childs was to deliver cleaning supplies to new york like he did each day. we did reach out to his family this afternoon but they did not wish to speak with us. so far we found no sign of any surveillance video here at this old warehouse. of course we will let you know through police if that changes. i'm cydney long, nbc 10 news. police are looking for the driver who ran over a popular local actor and playwright after he left the center city theater. the actor lost his leg in that hit and run. investigators say a passerby
found michael toner severely injured near 11th and market around 1:00 this morning. nbc 10's doug shimell spoke with the theater company about the impact of this devastating crash. >> reporter: friends say mooekichael toner was the kind of guy who volunteered to play a blind person to help a local acting troupe founded by the disabled so they don't understand why he is now lying in a hospital bed. >> you have an obligation to stop, pull over and call 911. >> reporter: but that driver left 68-year-old veteran stage actor michael toner lying in the pouring rain near 11th and market streets around 1:00 a.m. >> i feel like i'm in shock. >> reporter: his friends with the amarillis theater company say toner was in the middle of a one man play and they have had to cancel this weekend's shows. >> the show was going great. he got standing ovations and bravos. we had sold-out houses. it was going really well. he was very very happy. >> reporter: colleagues note toner loved to walk everywhere and had even hiked much of
ireland. they were devastated to learn the hit and run meant the amputation of his left leg. >> anybody who would do something like that is kind of cowardly, just leaving and putting the family through even more trauma than they're already going through. >> reporter: investigators say so far, they have found no video of the accident. >> there was no physical evidence left behind. no parts of the car were left behind. that sometimes gives us a little lead and we had nothing like that. >> reporter: detectives say unless a witness comes forward, it is up to the driver's conscience. >> i really wish that they would think about it a little bit more and anybody who knows anything would come forward and say something and call the police and say something. >> reporter: police say the driver of that car could face a felony charge for leaving the scene of an injury accident. i'm doug shimell, nbc 10 news. to our weather now. sure looks like school's out for summer for these kids at the jersey shore with their moms. in ventnor, atlantic county
taking a dip in the water, getting their feet wet. i guess the water's warming up a little bit. >> taking a live look at boathouse row, it's less humid conditions and more comfortable tonight for a bike ride or run along the schuykill river trail. nbc 10 chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz joins us now with this first alert forecast. >> we are getting a little bit of a break from the heat and humidity for now. right? >> yes. this is here but it is temporary and in a couple of days we are going to be sweltering. got a lot of sunshine across much of the area right now and we are going to continue to see this as we go through the evening hours. the headline well less humid briefly. not going to stay like this all week. it's going to be dry through at least thursday morning and a possible heat wave is on the way. right now we have 78 in allentown, only 68 in mt. pocono. 80s just about everywhere else including at the jersey shore, where by the way, the ocean temperature's 64 so yes, jim,
the ocean has warmed up nicely over the last even few days. we have isolated showers, there's one just north of allentown and then there's another one in montgomery county. but there's a lot more activity on the way and a lot more heat and humidity. the timing on all of that with the seven-day in a few minutes. police and the fbi stepping up the hunt for a delaware woman now missing for almost a year. the fbi is putting nefi trader's picture on billboards up and down the northeastern stretch of interstate 95. they are hoping somebody knows where she is. police say the mother of two was abducted from her new castle county home and shoved into her own silver acura at 4:00 in the morning on june 30th of last year. a neighbor tells nbc 10 he saw a man carrying her to the car that morning but he didn't call police because he thought she might just be drunk or sick. >> we need to know if she's alive or she's gone. you know it's hard to have that lingering over your head. it's been a year. >> the reward money in the case is now up to $30,000.
new at 6:00 lincoln university in chester county has hired a new interim president months after a scandal involving the former president. dr. richard green will lead america's first historically black university starting july 1st. the acting president, dr. harrison will resume her duties as the university's general counsel. former president dr. robert jennings resigned last november. he allegedly made controversial comments about sexual assault at an all women's convocation. the university conducted an internal review of jennings' conduct when some called for jennings to be fired. new information now on a deadly police involved shooting in philadelphia. it gained national attention. today the city revealed new video and the names of the officers involved. take a look. this shows the moment officers carelli and hangdyang conducted a traffic stop last year. within minutes, cruisers
surrounded the scene. the rookie officers said they pulled over tate-brown because he was driving with just daytime running lights on his car. a struggle erupted between the officers and tate-brown and officer carelli shot him once in the head. he said he spotted a gun in the center console of tate-brown's car. the officer said he never had an opportunity to use his taser because of the hand-to-hand struggle. the city turned over the new video and information to the attorney for tate-brown's mother who filed a class action lawsuit against the city in april. family and friends and fellow students will gather later tonight for a vigil in honor of a south jersey teen who was seriously injured in a hit and run accident. 17-year-old kyle pszenny is a football player at pennsville memorial high school in salem county. tonight's vigil will happen on the football field at 8:00. pszenny was riding his skateboard on north hook road in pennsville sunday when he was hit. he suffered serious injuries to his head, neck, leg and ear. 23-year-old zachary mcdonough
turned himself in for the hit and run after police tracked down the car they say he was driving. mcdonough is charged with a number of offenses including assault by auto. it's been four weeks since the deadly amtrak derailment in port richmond. today the federal railroad administration released sweeping safety recommendations for passenger railroads across the country. regulators want all passenger railroads to identify the most dangerous curves. also post speed signs along their routes. they also want to make sure a speed safety system called automatic train control is in fact working. the nbc 10 investigators first confirmed automatic train control was not operating on the northbound section of track before amtrak 188 derailed. the acting federal railroad safety administrator says passenger railroads need money to upgrade safety. >> i don't know how much louder i can be in my call to action than standing in front of -- sitting in front of a congressional committee urging them to take action on funding the commuter railroads
desperately need. >> amtrak is reviewing today's safety order and will take appropriate steps to implement the recommendations, it says. regulators asked congress for $825 million to help passenger railroads upgrade safety. police in delaware say they found the suspect who has been spray painting graffiti across several businesses in downtown wilmington. officers tracked down brian barton of elkton maryland. police say barton matched the description of a person of interest who had been spray painting the word "piston" damaging several businesses. barton was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. new jersey casino regulators will decide tomorrow whether billionaire investor carl icahn should be approved to buy the trump taj mahal. he members of local 54 showed up at icahn's new york city offices today. they delivered a letter saying the casino's benefit cuts are not okay.
next on nbc 10 news at 6:00 a local mom caught in a teen sex scandal. what she confessed to a judge before receiving her sentence. a break from the heat and humidity for now. but we could see a heat wave by the end of the week. i'm tracking the return of the 90s. and thunderstorms, too. before you buy your next carton of eggs the humane society wants you to see this video. what they found during an undercover investigation at a pennsylvania producer. and what that farm has to say about it. here's to the explorers. those diagnosed with cancer who didn't settle for just one opinion on their diagnosis or recommended treatment plan they explored their options. and discovered a new level of empowerment. at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia, that's what we do-empower our patients with a comprehensive second opinion. and because time is of the essence, we do it a single one day.
today, iris gibney admitted she had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old boy. police say they caught her having sex with the boy inside a car in a public park last november. she must now serve five years probation and pay court costs. she also has to remain in counseling and have no contact with the teen. gibney told the judge today that she made a horrible choice. new at 6:00 a jersey shore school district is investigating reports that chaperones were drinking at one of the high will school's promise. the school superintendent says the district is taking these allegations at the high school north very seriously. he said none of the chaperones actually were seen drinking alcohol at the prom last month. new at 6:00 questions surrounding a local egg farm after the humane society goes undercover and this evening, the organization is calling what they found animal mistreatment. nbc 10 investigative reporter harry hairston has been tracking this story. what did they find?
>> reporter: just a short time ago we spoke with the humane society about the video they shot and we should point out some of what you may see, you may find disturbing. the humane society of the united states says for nearly one month, their investigator recorded these images while working at the hillendale egg farm in gettysburg. >> what we found was disturbing from an animal welfare perspective and disturbing from a food safety and public health perspective. >> reporter: wayne is president of the humane society and believes the caged birds live so close together they can barely move. >> we found dead birds among the living. we found hens whose feet were caught in the wire caging and who had been immobilized in some cases blocking the progress of the eggs on the conveyor belts so that eggs were bunched up and had fallen on the floor. >> reporter: in a written state, hillendale farms tells us quote,
our standards were compromised by an activist who was hired as an employee and is no longer with our farm. he chose to disregard the required farm procedures in the barn for which he was responsible. the humane society says it stands by its investigation. hillendale also tells us they hired two experts who concluded the images in the video were an isolated incident. hillendale is one of the country's largest egg producers. the state department of agriculture tells us it was not aware of the video until we called. the department says it cannot speak to the validity of the video but tells us since 2011 hillendale has been enrolled in the pennsylvania egg quality assurance program. it inspects eggs for salmonella. on average the report shows a 90% plus compliance. >> overcrowding animals and jamming six or eight birds in a cage so they cannot move is inhumane.
>> reporter: the humane society's report also focuses its attention on costco. the company buys and sells eggs from hillendale. >> costco made a pledge eight years ago that it was going to get out of the business of selling eggs from caged hens. >> reporter: we contacted costco. they have not gotten back to us with comment. to be clear, no laws appear to have been broken. harry hairston, nbc 10 news. pretty hot this time of the year. four years ago today, it got up to 99 degrees in philadelphia. that's the record for the date. nowhere near that today, plus lower humidity. we're going to see more of that tonight and tomorrow. but the 90s are going to be returning and some thunderstorms returning as well. right now we see mostly fair weather clouds. there are some isolated showers out there. 84 degrees, the wind west at 16
miles an hour, bringing in some of that drier air. we got up to 86 yesterday and today. tomorrow we'll be close to that but thursday that's the big jump. big jump in temperature, big jump in humidity. so right now, we are kind of cool in the poconos. 68 degrees. 78 in allentown. 79 in lancaster. the rest of the area is in the 80s, including right at the jersey shore, where the ocean temperature's up to 64 degrees. back to the west, it's really hot. 95 in des moines iowa 94 in wichita, kansas. some of that air is what's going to be coming in but it's going to take a couple of days to do it. here are some of the isolated showers. here's a couple just north of philadelphia right near the pennsylvania turnpike. one just north of allentown. as we have gone just through the last hour. you can see 90% of the area is not getting any rain and it's even drier farther back to the
west. we don't expect any showers around during the day tomorrow. and we are going to see the temperature go up into the 80s. we don't see any clouds or showers, not tomorrow. as we go into thursday yeah the humidity starts going up cloud cover starts going up and the temperature's going up too. look at this. by 9:00 a.m., already 85 degrees. and at 1:00 p.m. already 93 in philly and also in mt. holly and in dover. but of course cooler at the shore. we will be seeing some sea breezes during that period of time. for the rest of the night, it is going to become clear and more comfortable. 64 for the low in philadelphia. 56 north and west. during the day tomorrow lot of sunshine. it will be warm but not as humid. even as it was earlier today. temperature about 87 degrees, right about where we were today. but then we see a big jump on
thursday. the heat and the humidity will be feeling closer to 100 than the 87 we are going to see tomorrow. just a slight chance an afternoon shower thursday or friday, better chances on saturday when we could get into the 90s again which would make it the first heat wave of the season. it's not going to be a long one because by sunday it will be much cooler and less humid. i'm john clark live at the eagles novacare complex. birds sweating through a practice today. chip kelly tells us who has become pound for pound the strongest on the team. that's next.
i'm john clark at eagles practice once again. evan mathis is still a no-show. jason peters his fellow offensive lineman, says right now he considers alan barber the starter at left guard and he really wouldn't miss evan if he doesn't show up. take a look at linebacker brandon graham. he re-signed for four years, $26 million. he's going from a part-time player to a full-time starter. he is going to take the spot of trent cole and he has really impressed chip kelly. >> i think he's in a lot better shape than he's ever been. you watch how he's getting after it in the weight room. he's probably one of our stronger guys, pound for pound maybe our strongest guy. he's really stepping into a leadership role. >> this year i got way more opportunity than i have. i get to start the game off. my energy it's always crazy, man, at the end of the game you got so much energy and just to sit on the bench for that little
bit and now i finally get to go right when it starts. >> the eagles have a three-headed monster at running back. the big signing, demarco murray joins darren sproles and then there's ryan matthews. he was one of the best running backs in the nfl two years ago but he has battled a lot of injuries. he believes that sharing the ball will help keep all of them fresh. >> team first. we just push each other to get better each day and we all got the same common goal at the end of the year. that's to be holding that trophy up. we got to get better each day. can't be selfish. got to think about the team first. >> he has been there before so we got a lot of talent in the backfield. it will be exciting to watch. >> how about former eagles cornerback kerry williams now in seattle. he ripped chip kelly today, saying chip is a great coach but he doesn't believe his method will win. >> when you're going up against
teams that prepare, practice well, coach well, it's difficult in games like that. i think towards the end of the year we were exhausted and we got out-coached majority of the games. whatever that is i didn't believe it. i just think that what's going on there isn't necessarily the right way to do things. >> not surprised by his comments. the phillies first round pick from last year pitcher aaron nola should be promoted to aaa soon. he's on the fast track. john clark live at the novacare complex.
i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. have a great night. tonight, a lot of breaking news as we come on the air. a massive manhunt may be closing in on two escaped murderers, possibly spotted. authorities now swarming a small town into the woods. and our nbc news exclusive. this woman questioned about the escape. what does she know? her son talking only to us tonight. out of hiding. a wild scene as former house speaker dennis hastert emerges for the first time since that bombshell scandal. what he told the judge. evacuations mystery. bomb scares on live tv at the senate and the white house. reporters rush from the briefing room. the president in the oval office. the first family just upstairs. why weren't they moved? and making a difference for an